Velveteen Vuvuzela for Obnoxiousness in Sport
The Judges were confused by the existence of this new award category, and were sorely tempted to follow the sage advice of a Nominator who suggested that the award be bestowed upon Sport itself. But after scolding by the Management for not being team players, the sullen panelists decided to give it the old BCS try.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter‘s (Teleprompter: “Pause for audience giggles”) warning to gays not to gay it up in Qatar leads off our parade of Dick Moves. LeBron James‘s Dick Move took a full hour on ESPN to unfurl, followed by the endless punctuation of Nike commercials. The Vancouver Organizing Committee built a manifestly unsafe luge track, then pulled out a Dick Move when an athlete demonstrated the point. And Brett Favre all but defined Dick Move in 2010.
And the winner is…
The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Judges desperately wanted to bestow the honor upon LeBron, but LeBron didn’t kill a dude.
Next hour: Feathered Fawlty for Most Obsequious Pundit